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In a nearby village, Yosefe and his extended family have also benefitted. Yosefe is 68 and was looking forward to taking it easy after a lifetime working in the fields. But when his daughter and her husband both died suddenly he was left with five orphans to take care of. What had been a poor family living in a single-room hut was plunged into total destitution.<br />
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Nearly half of all children in Malawi live in poverty. Their families struggle to provide the very basics in life - clothes, food, shelter, medicine and a chance to go to school. For many, no matter how hard they try, this struggle ends in failure. So UNICEF is targeting the very poorest and most desperate families and giving them a little bit of money each month. The sums are small, but they make a huge difference.

In a nearby village, Yosefe and his extended family have also benefitted. Yosefe is 68 and was looking forward to taking it easy after a lifetime working in the fields. But when his daughter and her husband both died suddenly he was left with five orphans to take care of. What had been a poor family living in a single-room hut was plunged into total destitution.

Nearly half of all children in Malawi live in poverty. Their families struggle to provide the very basics in life -...
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